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8 July 2020
Barkers Creek/Walmer

Again because of the COVID 19 restrictions, only 10 members were able to participate in this walk.
The sunshine was very pleasant and the walk went well. Bryan mapped out a challenging route. The Pipeline Track is tough going! Reminiscent of The Up and Down Track, only steeper. Check out the photos!
Thanks Bryan for leading the walk.
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24 June 2020
Mt Alexander

The revised COVID 19 restrictions meant that only 10 members were able to participate in this walk.
The sunshine arrived when we got to Ed’s seat and we enjoyed our morning tea at Dog Rocks.
Thanks Keith for leading the walk.
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10 June 2020
Colles Rd to Quartz Hill Castlemaine

Our first walk back after the COVID 19 lockdown was held on Wednesday June 10 in cool, clear, sunny weather. Nineteen walkers met at the Pennyweight Flat Children's Cemetery and it was clear that we'd all missed our walks together in the bush. Social distancing rules were observed and made easier by staying mostly on formed tracks. We completed a lovely circuit walk past the Robbie Burns Hotel, then sidled up Scotchman's gully to Quartz Hill. From there we followed a marked trail towards the Garfield Wheel, turning off to rejoin the Quartz Hill track which led us back to the walk start. A beautiful walk on a lovely day in great company. Thanks Jules for planning the walk and Rex for leading it.
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11 March 2020
Babbington Hill

On a crisp sunny morning we set off from Tram Street, Lyonville and walked into the Wombat State Forest. Bill and Deb expertly led us past the Bullarto Reservoir. After climbing through and/or straddling some fencing, we headed for Top Track and a sharp climb up Babbington Hill. After a well earned rest near the top, we continued on to Babbington Hill Track,where we turned for the walk back to Lyonville. Thank you Deb and Bill for a well thought out and enjoyable 8 km hike and Alan for pointing out the site of the original springs and information on tree markings.
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26 February 2020
Castlemaine

A strong turnout of walkers joined Jules and Rex at 8am for an enjoyable 8+km hike through the Castlemaine Heritage Park. Our leaders took turns to share their extensive and broad knowledge of the area with us. Rex provided a very interesting history of the Ajax Mine. https://youtu.be/rmIzuOz4tzU
The walk description advised an anticipated finish at 11.00am. They were spot on.
Thanks Jules and Rex, who has made a very strong recovery, for an enjoyable and informative walk.
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12 February 2020
Castlemaine

Wednesday dawned warm, with the promise of a sunny day and a mild cooling breeze. A large group of walkers set off, led by Lorrainne, towards Poverty Gully Road and five sharpish uphill sections on the road east. Once we were past the initial climbs we enjoyed a pleasant undulating 10 km walk through the forest and back to the Octopus. Lorrainne had warned us of the the steep inclines and they did test us! It was a reminder to all members to read the leader’s description and ensure your level of fitness is OK to complete the walk with the group. The group’s walking speed is about 4.5kms an hour. Thanks Lorrainne for the interesting terrain and walk.
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29 January 2020
Castlemaine

39 walkers fronted up to the Octopus by 8.00am, for the first walk of the year. 38 walkers started the walk. One "fell over" the curb arriving and was "scratched" as well as bruised and abraded. Fortunately Rex was not seriously injured. Sore and sorry, with a bit of injured pride mixed in. Gerry expertly led the walk along Forest and Moonlight Creeks and through Kalimna Park. Pleasant finish at The Dove for coffees and extras. Good walk to shake out the cobwebs, hear speeches, meet new walkers and, share stories. Thanks Gerry
 
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